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‘Sounds More Like An Accusation’: Feinstein Takes Heat After Hot Mic Reportedly Catches Her Talking Barrett’s Pro-Life Views, ‘Religion’
Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks on the fourth day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on October 15, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA) was reportedly caught on a hot mic Thursday discussing Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s pro-life views and her “religion.”

“Sen. Feinstein hot mic talking about Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” reported Faithwire editor Tré Goins-Phillips. “She’s been pro-life for a long time. So I suspect with her, it is deeply personal and comes with her religion,” Feinstein allegedly says about the judge.


The alleged comment quickly went viral online, drawing backlash from some conservatives. Notably, it was Sen. Feinstein who told Judge Barrett that her Catholic “dogma lives loudly” within her during Barrett’s confirmation hearing to be a federal appeals judge in 2017.

“I don’t say this lightly but some of these politicians actually do hate people with religious moral compass,” reacted pro-life advocate Obianuju Ekeocha. “The way she says ‘she’s pro-life’ it sounds more like an accusation. It seems like she’s disgusted by that fact. Wow.”

Lawyer, author, and radio host Jordan Sekulow pointedly noted Article 6 of the Constitution: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

“Once again, [Sen. Feinstein] is judging Amy Coney Barrett on the basis of her religion. We will never forget when she said, ‘The dogma lives loudly within you and that’s of concern…’ We cannot & should not tolerate religious bigotry,” posted Tea Party Patriots,” adding “#ConfirmACB.”

Heritage Foundation legal fellow Amy Swearer commented: “Senator Feinstein caught conflating how she prefers judges to act with how originalists like Judge Barrett actually act. The beauty of originalism is that Judge Barrett’s personal beliefs are irrelevant. She doesn’t start with an [sic] preferred outcome and force it on the text.”

“Opposing killing children in the womb isn’t ‘religious’ or ‘deeply personal,'” said LiveAction President Lila Rose. “It’s morally correct. Don’t kill innocent humans. Laws should protect your right to life, not empower those who want to kill you. It’s really that simple.”

As noted by The Daily Wire last month, The Washington Post highlighted Barrett’s faith in an apparent attempt to paint her as an extremist unfit for the Supreme Court.

“Amy Coney Barrett, the judge at the top of Trump’s list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has said we should always remember that a ‘legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God,’” one Washington Post reporter tweeted.

“Trump’s likely RBG replacement, Amy Coney Barrett, is a Catholic extremist with 7 children who does not believe employers should be required to provide health care coverage for birth control,” one progressive activist said of the judge. “She wants the rest of American women to be stuck with her extreme lifestyle.”

Related: ‘Stand With Amy’: New Ad Defends Amy Coney Barrett, Slams Democrats’ Anti-Christian ‘Bigotry’

Related: GOP Sen. Asks Barrett Who Does Laundry At Home; Her Response Triggers Feminists

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